- Coughing Up Blood and Whiskey: A Ryan Adams Blog
Alright, sorry for the delay, here goes:

We got into Columbia around 5 PM, doors opened at 7:30, show started at 8:30. We hung out at a few bars getting ready for the show. We got to the theater and all they served was beer and wine and no drinks were allowed in the seating area, so that was a bummer, but, we did get signed copies (softback) of Infinity Blues for $30 so that's cool. We had awesome seats, 2nd row right of center (Neal's side). The show opened with I See Monsters, they sounded great and I really did think it was going to be an amazing night. Well after about 4 tunes Ryan started talking way too much and the crowd was starting to get really annoying. Some asshole kept yelling out "Damn Sam" and people were yelling out a bunch of other Heartbreaker requests. After a long time of that frat boy douche bag yelling out DS I yelled "Let him play what he wants, shut the fuck up!" and then I leaned to my buddy Matt and said "If I Ryan plays DS, I'll look like an ass." Well, sure enough, The Cards improved Damn Sam, it was pretty good actually, and totally unexpected, since when does the diva that is Ryan Adams take requests? Afte he played it someone else yelled a HB request and he said to the crowd "No really, it was a miracle that happened." But that was the gist of the 17 song night, very disappointing. I guess they only played 16 songs at the Uptown in Kansas City, MO the following night, ridiculous. It was not all bad though, they sounded good for the most part, they just didn't play much and talked way too much. Peaceful Valley was pretty unique and watching Ryan throughout that song was a treat man, he was kind of staying back in this crouched position and he was fucking jamming man, it was awesome to see. Ryan is really becoming an amazingly solid guitar player and his tone and style are sick. And while he was talking too much, most of what he said was very funny, he seems to have a genuine sense of humor. After the show, stinging a bit from a short set list and no encore, we found a bar that was $10 all you can drink, which seemed like an appropriate way to end our time in Columbia.

I really can't wait for the show to surface, I spoke to 2 tapers at the show and they said they were going to get it up, hopefully soon. Those guys rule.

On at 8:42 CST

1. I See Monsters
2. Everybody Knows
3. Fix It
4. Let It Ride
5. Two
6. Peaceful Valley
7. Mockingbird
8. Cold Roses
9. Sweet Carolina
10. Wonderwall
11. Grand Island
12. Damn, Sam (I Love A Woman That Rains)
13. Stars Go Blue
14. Freeway To The Canyon
15. Rescue Blues (Graboff on guitar)
16. Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.
17. Goodnight Rose

Off stage at 10:31 CST


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review, sounds like you had a great time, although the show itself was a bit of a disappointment. I plan on flying from California to Nashville to see his 2 shows at the War Memorial. I realize I'm taking a HUGE chance that Ryan might behave like he did at your show, but if this is really the LAST TOUR of the Cardinals, I have to be there.

Thanks for all the great music you share, it's very much appreciated! Peace to you...


IndieLimerick said...

SHow is uploaded now, great review

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